metagenomics

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metagenomics

(mĕt′ə-jə-nō′mĭks)
n.
(used with a sing. verb) The study of the structure and function of nucleotide sequences isolated directly from an environmental sample, especially of a community of microorganisms.

met′a·ge·nom′ic adj.

metagenomics

(mĕt″ă-jē-nōm′ĭks, -nŏm′) [″ + ″]
The study of the broad range of genetic material (DNA, RNA, nucleotide sequences) that is present in particular environments or natural samples.
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